Introducing Gina Adams who has been researching her Ojibwe and Lithuanian heritages. She was inspired by memories of her grandmother and aunts always compulsively making lace, needlework, and crochet afghans, and her grandfather making beadwork. This body of work commemorates these amazing handcrafts. See more below...
Bead Lace Heritage: Battle, 2007, 14" x 20", watercolor and graphite on paper.
Bead Lace Heritage, Four Directions (detail) 2008, 30" x 40", watercolor and graphite on paper.
Bead Lace Heritage, Four Directions, 2008, 30" x 40", watercolor and graphite on paper.
Here is a piece showing a new process -- these are etched into tablets of encaustic wax, and the lines filled with oil paint. The process is similar to how one would create an etching plate, but without the printing onto paper.
Lace Bead Heritage Language-2, 2007, 14” x 10”, watercolor and graphite on paper
I came across Gina's work at a Maine Cottage shop in Yarmouth, ME. I was particularly struck by her “Nana’s Wackies” pieces on display in the shop. You can see these charmers on her website. Please contact the artist directly via email for inquiries about the works featured here. Thank you Gina! Know any artists whose work would make a home a lovelier place? Send ideas to The Gallery. Thanks!
Lace Bead Heritage, Scibe.19, 2008, 15.5" x 15.5",